David Greenaway (economist)

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Sir David Greenaway DL (born 20 March 1952, Glasgow) is a British economist. He is professor of economics and was previously the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, having succeeded Sir Colin Campbell on 1 October 2008.[1] In September 2016 he announced his decision to retire, and stepped down at the end of September 2017 with Shearer West succeeding Greenaway.[2]

Education and career[edit]

After undergraduate and graduate studies at what is now Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool respectively, he was a lecturer at what is now De Montfort University and later a professor at the University of Buckingham, before joining the University of Nottingham in 1987.[3] From 2004 to 2008 he was a University Pro-Vice-Chancellor, having previously held this position between 1994 and 2001.[4] He was also Dean of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences between 1991 and 1994. Professor Greenaway's current public duties include the following:[4]

  • Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire
  • Chairman of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body from 2004 until 2010, and a Member since 1998, which advises the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Defence annually on the pay and conditions of the UK Armed Forces
  • Member of the Senior Salaries Review Body from 2004 until 2010, which advises the Prime Minister on the remuneration of the senior civil service, judiciary and senior military
  • Member of the UK Government’s Asia Task Force
  • Chair of the Shape of Training review for the General Medical Council, published in 2013.[5]

Greenaway was knighted in the 2014 Birthday Honours for services to higher education.[6][7]

He also provides advice to a range of Government Departments, which has included a report on Uninsured Driving in the UK for the previous Labour government Secretary of State for Transport [8] Greenaway is also the director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, which he helped establish in 1998.[citation needed]


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Academic offices
Preceded by
Colin Campbell (academic)
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham
1 October 2008 — 30 September 2017
Succeeded by
Shearer West